Leslie was born and raised
in the Roanoke Valley and has spent the majority of her life teaching here. In addition to her local training, she has traveled
from New York to Orlando furthering her dance education. She has studied with dance legends such as Frank Hatchett, David
Howard, Karen Hebert, Luigi, Debbie Dee and Mike Minery. Her choreography has won many top place awards at regional and
national competitions, including multiple choreography awards. Leslie has worked with the Southwest Virginia Ballet Company
and the Rockbridge Modern Dance Company as a guest instructor. During 1999-2003 she worked with Halestone Dance Studio,
in Lexington, Virginia directing the tap program. Leslie is entering her 19th year as owner and instructor for Valley
Heather has been dancing since the age of 3 and a former dancer of Valley
Dance Productions. She is a graduate of Lord Botetourt High school and a 2010 graduate of Radford University with a Bachelors
of Fine Arts with a concentration in dance. While at Radford she was a member of the Modern Dance Company "db DanceWorks"
under the direction of Danah Bella. Heather is also a 2014 graduate of the College of Health Sciences and currently works
full time as a Respetory Therapist for Carilion Hospital. She has been a great addition to the studio, Heather will be returning
this year for her 7th season as a VDP instructor.
Marh Hannah is a native of Franklin County, VA and is a Valley Dance Productions
Alum. She is a 2014 grduate of Virginia Intermont College with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre. Mary Hannah lived
and worked in New York City and recently returned home to the Roanoke Valley. She was most recently seen as a Squirelle in
Elephant and Piggie's We Are In A Play with Roanoke Children's Theatre and as Dianne in 42nd Street with Mill Mountain Theatre.
Other credits include: being a member of a Disney workshop in New York City, the Elegeant Wife in (Scrooge No More) and Nurse/Dance
Captain in (Fiends) at Bush Gardens Williamsburg. She is Currently a Teaching Artist/Choreographer/Company Member at Roanoke
Children's Theatre, seerves as the choir director for her church and is ecxited to share her passion for dance and theatre
here at VAlley Dance Productions!
MARY HANNAH GARBERINSTRUCTOR